Why do we always find money for the Defense Department and not for health care protection for all of our citizens, as other industrialized countries in the world manage to do? We’ve spent billions and billions for preemptive war, “Star Wars,” the most advanced technological weapons in the world, nuclear weapons by the thousands, and on and on. As smart and generous as we think we are, some education is needed about priorities for a 21st-century nation.
I’m sick and tired of hearing that there’s no money for protecting all of our citizens from illnesses, disabilities and death while we talk boastfully about exploring Mars and our sophisticated killing machines. I’ve heard these arguments since my childhood, and they are hollow and indefensible.
Let’s be the great “shining city” that we give lip service to.